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cron

[krän]
(evolution)
A time unit equal to 106 years; used in reference to evolutionary processes.

cron

(operating system)
The Unix clock daemon that executes commands at specified dates and times according to instructions in a "crontab" file.

Unix manual page: cron(8).

cron

A Unix utility (Unix daemon) that executes commands in a "crontab" file at a specified time and date. Cron is used to schedule such functions as backup and maintenance procedures, often called "cronjobs."